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Kilgore TX is surrounded by the pine forests and clear blue skies of East Texas. In 1930, this quiet farming town was thrust into the world limelight by discovery of a huge oil field. In just ten short days, the town's population exploded as more than 10,000 fortune seekers swarmed Kilgore from all over the world. By 1939 there were over 1,200 oil wells within city limits. More than 24 restored steel derricks are nostalgic reminders of early boom days; the town now decorates them during the holiday season.
Today Kilgore is a city that blends its rich oil heritage with a technologically advanced business community that provides residents with a great quality of life. A temperate climate with an annual rainfall of 45 inches allows people to enjoy outdoor recreational activities almost all year round. Numerous lakes within an hour's drive of town provide excellent water recreation and some of the best bass fishing in the Southwest. Kilgore is also the home of several outstanding cultural and fine arts events, including The Texas Shakespeare Festival, the KTPB Fine Arts Festival, and the Kilgore Community Concert Series. For additional information, contact the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce at 903-984-5022.
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